Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
What it is
A rarefied resort on a lush bluff and crescent beach, with an exquisite spa and adventures galore (sailing, yacht charters, snorkeling, etc.).
What it isn't
Just for adults. The Rosewood Explorers children’s program will be one of their fave memories of childhood, thanks to treasure hunts, beachcombing and learning local folk arts in their very own kid’s center.
What we think
None other than Laurance Rockefeller founded this place, proof positive it’s top of the line. In fact, everything here is exactly what a Rockefeller might require. Take the ultra-luxe rooms themselves, which have soaring exposed beam blonde wood ceilings, Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens, curated personal bars and private patios and billowing curtains flanking screen saver views of the crystal clear sea. Honeymooners (and those seeking the honeymoon effect) will do well to book the 1,075-square foot One-Bedroom Pool Suite, which has its own plunge pool and al fresco shower overlooking the beach. While you’re here, don’t miss having at least one treatment in the clifftop spa set on Sir Francis Drake Channel; the volcanic stone scrub is a guest favorite.
You're here because
Service is outstanding, and includes attentive butlers, private beach dinners, twice daily housekeeping (including turndown), and even transfers from the airport in Tortola via 20-minute catamaran.
Kicking up your heels is even easier in the open-air Rum Room, where a soaring a-frame ceiling frames a mind-blowing overlook of the sapphire sea. If you’re honest with yourself, it’s not just the view that’s adding pep to your step, but the Rum Swizzle in your hand. Next, you’re going to order a 15-year old local Pusser’s Navy Rum. Why not? You’re on island time.
Restaurants & Bars
The Pavilion – International cuisine
The Sugar Mill – Tapas-style dishes with an island influence
Reef House - The resort's signature restaurant using locally sourced ingredients
Rum Room - Bar featuring 107 different types of rum
Just a five minute drive from Virgin Gorda Airport, yet a paradisiacal world away. While you’re on Virgin Gorda, be sure to explore The Baths, a national park 10 minutes away where turquoise water laps against oversized boulders and “Pirates of the Caribbean”-worthy caves.